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Prevalence of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis▿

By Jennifer S. Goodrich, Tameaka N. Sutton-Shields, Alan Kerr, Joel P. Wedd, Melissa B. Miller and Peter H. Gilligan


We prospectively determined the prevalence of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in a large cystic fibrosis (CF) center between October 2005 and October 2007. We found that 2.7% (19/707) of the CF patients who had cultures during the study period were infected with this organism, representing 14% of the total methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (n = 140) recovered from the patient population during the study period

Topics: Epidemiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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